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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Downalong

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Downalong
Ranked #9 of 13 West Lulworth B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great B&B”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

We spent a lovely 4 nights at Downalong, where we were made to feel welcome and at home straightaway. Having the bedroom and our own bathroom downstairs meant we could come and go without disturbing the owners. Breakfast was amazing and our changeable tastes through the week were catered for excellently. The location is great for walking the coast path and exploring the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

We (small family) have just recently returned from having spent a memorable couple of days in Lulworth (now our absolute favourite UK destination : )
Downalong is in an ideal location if you are looking to explore Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and surrounding areas. It's a pleasant 10/15 min walk from Downalong to the cove through the very pretty and quaint little village (make sure you have a torch if you intend on staying out til after sunset as there are no street lights - not to worry if you don't as Shirley has thought of all the finer details and attached a flashlight onto the keys). Shirley is a fantastic hostess who is very warm, welcoming and accomodating - asked what we wanted for breakfast and at what time) she also made great suggestions of things to do and see whilst in the erea - we took her advice and were glad we did! We had full use of the downstairs of Shirley's home: 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 with 2 singles and bathroom with shower. The rooms were all very clean, tastefully decorated and well equipped and very comfy...loved the thoughtful little gestures....choco bars which my little boy quickly spotted along with the toiletries in the bathroom, wifi access, selection of games and dvds - not that we got much chance as we were too busy exploring what Dorset has to offer!) We opted for a full English breakfast which was divine and most certainly very generous - set us up for the day! The walk from the cove to Durdle door is a must if you are able (not for the faint hearted/disabled) as it is a tough walk but oh so worth it - we took our time along with good footwear and water. We also drove to Norden and caught the Swanage steam train to Corfe Castle and Norman Village (absolutely stunning) and then headed to the beautiful sandy Swanage Beach - a fabulous day out - we had great weather too! On both evenings we ate at the Cove Inn where the food, service and atmosphere were great. We enjoyed strolling around the small town and sampling the scrummy ice cream. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, just wish it was longer. Downalong gets an absolute thumbs up from us and we look forward to returning next year. Thanks for a fabulous stay in your beautiful home Shirley - Novanna, Don & Keane x ps Keane says hello to Mischief ; )

  • Stayed August 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

Prompt emails on booking. Really nice welcome. We had both rooms - double for us and twin for kids. The rooms and dedicated bathroom form the bottom part of a house with the owners inhabiting the first floor. All spotless and the free wifi was easy to use.
The beach is a 17 minute walk down the road but note that some parts are narrow with no pavement. The Castle Inn is a short walk away with nice ales.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

We stayed here while walking the South West Coast Path. Just a very short walk from the coast - but far enough to leave the crowds at the visitor centre far behind. Very nice room - only a few moments walk to The Castle Inn for an evening meal - and a good breakfast the following morning.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Berkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Really enjoyed our stay here. The room was a good size and very clean. Loved all the little tea and coffee bits that came with the room.
Breakfast was amazing, well needed for our day of walking.
Would def reccommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hayling Island, Hants
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

We stayed at Downalong for 2 relaxing nights in this beautiful village. Lovely host, clean room with nice teas, fantastic breakfast and literally a stone's throw from The Castle Inn where we had wonderful meals each night with a very warm welcome - get there early! Nice walk into the cove.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

We had a great weekend in Dorset. There were four guys all running a trail marathon on the saturday. Shirley was a great host, even driving me down to the coast for the early race start. Breakfast was delicious (a big deal for the four of us). And the location worked perfectly. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Downalong

Property: Downalong
Address: Downalong Main Road | West Lulworth, West Lulworth BH20 5RW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > West Lulworth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in West Lulworth
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Double and Twin with private shower room, on the ground floor, ideal for a family or two couples together, or could be let separately. 10 Mins walk from the beach. ... more   less 
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Downalong West Lulworth, Dorset

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